Use print coloring pages then one of these crayon approaches for your next classroom art lesson.
Trace over the photocopied picture outline with crayon.
Thick lines perform best.
Brush within the whole page with thin paint. Only use one color.
The waxed lines will resist the paint as well as the picture will glow through.
Color the majority of the picture with crayon. Leave some areas white.
Brush over the whole page with thin paint. Only use one color.
Draw over the lines with crayon.
Paint the picture with many colors.
The crayon lines can make the image much easier to paint.
They will minimize edges bleeding into the other.
This is not a resist but it is an excellent extension in the previous activities.
Paint the photo with watercolors.
When the paint is dry, use crayons to provide detail and depth of color.
Rip off a tiny sheet of paper that is certainly concerning the size a matchbox.
Use a crayon to scribble thickly onto the paper.
Turn the paper over and using your thumb rub the crayon on to the image.
This creates a very soft smooth effect.
Color a region of the picture with a textured object placed underneath.
Sandpaper, string, crumpled paper, bricks, bark, leaves, signs and rocks can produce interesting patterns. Experiment using a piece of blank paper first.
Use grated pieces or shavings of crayon to generate a swirling effect.
Sprinkle the crayon on to the picture after which rub them with your thumb.
This works well if you are using different colors together.
It makes effective animal fur, storm clouds or grass.
Go in the outline of the photo with black crayon.
Color the remainder of the picture thickly with crayon.
If possible use a tiny little bit of cotton wool or cloth to polish the image.
Heat from your friction of rubbing melts the crayon and generates a smooth shiny effect.
Apply a little amount of vegetable oil with a cotton wool ball.
Gently rub the oil on the back of the picture.
The oil will make the image almost transparent.
Students may be because of the oil soaked balls in the paint tray.
Encourage the crooks to review and in the picture to spread the oil.
Hang the picture in a very classroom window to produce a stained glass effect.